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EC201 - Macroeconomics 2

  • Module code: EC201
  • Module name: Macroeconomics 2
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide knowledge of the core theoretical models used in macroeconomics, for both closed and open economies, and to use them to enhance understanding of real–world macroeconomic experiences, especially involving macroeconomic policy.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have acquired a sound understanding of a wide variety of theoretical models commonly used in macroeconomics. They will be able to present them clearly and methodically in their own words, also using equations and diagrams as appropriate; to understand their weak and strong points; to explain how they relate to other models; and to apply them to analysing recent macroeconomic episodes and policy discussions affecting actual economies. The level of knowledge which is intended to be achieved is a little beyond that found in many “intermediate level” undergraduate macroeconomics courses: a number of the topics are part–way to being third–year topics. The mathematical level, however, is modest: we aim to combine conceptual subtlety with technical simplicity.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hours of lectures per week for 20 weeks, plus weekly seminars.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EC201-30)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 2
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